Dr. David Danks

Professor of Data Science & Philosophy

University of California, San Diego

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David Danks is Professor of Data Science & Philosophy and affiliate faculty in Computer Science & Engineering at University of California, San Diego. He was previously L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and Head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. He also served as the Chief Ethicist of CMU’s Block Center for Technology & Society and co-director of CMU’s Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity (IDeaS). His research interests are at the intersection of philosophy, cognitive science, and machine learning, particularly the ethical, psychological, and policy issues around AI and robotics in transportation, healthcare, privacy, and security. Danks is the recipient of a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, as well as an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

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